Hearings Panel

 

Worcester Street and Antigua Street Central City Cycleway Connections

 

AGENDA

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

A Hearings Panel meeting will be held on:

 

Date:                                    Monday 11 April 2022

Time:                                   9am

Venue:                                 Via Audio/Visual link

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Panel

Members

Councillor Sara Templeton

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Melanie Coker

 

 

5 April 2022

 

 

David Corlett

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 5421

David.corlett@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1.        Apologies Ngā Whakapāha................................................................................. 4  

2.        Election of a Chairperson Te Whakatū Poumua...................................................... 4

3.        Declarations of Interest Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga.................................................. 4 

Staff Reports

4.        Central City Cycle Facilities and Connection Improvements - Worcester Street and Antigua Street Bridge north of the Boatsheds................................................................... 5

5.        Antigua Street Central City Cycleway Connection................................................ 17

6.        Volumes of Submissions................................................................................... 53   

7.        Hearing of Submissions Ngā Tāpaetanga........................................................... 143

8.        Consideration and Deliberation Ngā Whaiwhakaaro me Ngā Taukume o Ngā Kōrero 143

9.        Hearings Panel Recommendations Ngā Tūtohu o Te Tira Tauaki........................... 143

 

 


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1.   Apologies Ngā Whakapāha

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

2.   Election of a Chairperson Te Whakatū Poumua

         At the start of the meeting a Chairperson will be elected.

3.   Declarations of Interest Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant and to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as an elected representative and any private or other external interest they might have.


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4.     Central City Cycle Facilities and Connection Improvements - Worcester Street and Antigua Street Bridge north of the Boatsheds.

Reference Te Tohutoro:

22/236151

Report of Te Pou Matua:

Clarrie Pearce, Senior Transport Project Manager, Clarrie.Pearce@ccc.govt.nz.
Sam Sharland, Engagement Advisor, Samantha.Sharland@ccc.govt.nz.

General Manager Pouwhakarae:

Jane Davis, General Manager, Infrastructure, Planning & Regulatory Services, Jane.Davis@ccc.govt.nz.

 

 

1.   Purpose of the Report Te Pūtake Pūrongo

1.1       The purpose of this report on two Central City Accessibility and Parking projects, being Worcester Street and Antigua Street north of the bridge, is to advise the Hearings Panel on the outcome of the consultation and engagement process and to inform it of the preferred options before they consider the views of submitters both oral and written.

1.2       The report also requests that the Hearings Panel makes a recommendation to Council to approve the revised scheme designs, as per Attachments A and B.

1.3       The decisions in this report are of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.  The level of significance was determined by the level of community interest in these safety projects and availability of government funding, balanced with the impact on the city as a whole.

 

2.   Officer Recommendations Ngā Tūtohu

That the Hearings Panel:

1.         Receives the information within, attached to this report, and considers the written and oral submissions made as part of the public consultation process.

2.         Recommends that Council:

a.         Approves the scheme design of improvements to Worcester St between Fitzgerald Ave and Manchester St, as detailed in Attachment A.

b.         Approves the scheme design of improvements to the area north of the Antigua St Bridge by the Boatsheds as detailed in Attachment B.

c.         Approve the following resolutions relying on its powers under the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008 and Part 21 of the Local Government Act 1974.

 

d.         NOTE : For the purposes of the following resolutions: (1) An intersection of roadways is defined by the position of kerbs on each intersecting roadway ; and (2) The resolution is to take effect from the commencement of physical road works associated with the project as detailed in this report; and (3) If the resolution states "Note 1 applies", any distance specified in the resolution relates the kerb line location referenced as exists on the road immediately prior to the Council meeting; and (4) If the resolution states "Note 2 applies", any distance specified in the resolution relates the approved kerb line location on the road resulting from the Council resolutions in this report at the Council meeting

Worcester Street (Manchester Street to Latimer Square West) – New Traffic Controls

e.         Approve the road marking changes, kerb alignment changes, and road surface changes, on Worcester Street, commencing from a point 20 metres east of its intersection with Manchester Street and extending in an easterly direction for 162 metres to its intersection with Latimer Square West, as detailed on Attachment A. Note 2 applies.

Worcester Street (Latimer Square West to Latimer Square East) – New Traffic Controls

f.          Approve that a shared pathway on Latimer Square (running centrally through Latimer Square, connecting Worcester Street), commencing at its intersection with Latimer Square West and extending in an easterly direction for 90 metres to its intersection with Latimer Square East, be resolved as a bi-directional shared pedestrian/ cycle pathway, in accordance with section 11.4 of the Land Transport Act - Traffic Control Devices Rule: 2004, as detailed on Attachment A. Note 2 applies.

Worcester Street (Latimer Square East to Barbadoes Street) – New Traffic Controls

g.         Approve the road marking changes, kerb alignment changes, and road surface changes, on Worcester Street, commencing from its intersection with Latimer Square East and extending in an easterly direction for 179 metres to its intersection with Barbadoes Street, as detailed on Attachment A. Note 2 applies.

h.         Approve that a special vehicle lane be installed on Worcester Street for cyclists travelling westbound, commencing at a point 22 metres east of its intersection with Latimer Square East, and extending in a westerly direction for 18 metres, to a point 4 metres east of its intersection with Latimer Square East, as detailed on Attachment A. This special vehicle lane is to be added to the Register of Roads or Traffic Lanes Restricted to Specific Classes of Vehicles in the Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008. Note 2 applies.

Intersection – Worcester Street / Barbadoes Street Intersection

i.          Approve the road marking changes, kerb alignment changes and road surfacing changes at the intersection of Worcester Street and Barbadoes Street, as detailed on Attachment A. Note 2 applies.

Worcester Street (Barbadoes Street to Fitzgerald Avenue) – Existing Parking and Stopping Restrictions

j.          Approve that all existing parking and stopping restrictions on the north side of Worcester Street, commencing at a point 152 metres east of its intersection with Barbadoes Street and extending in an easterly direction for 6 metres to a point 158 metres east of its intersection with Barbadoes Street, be revoked. Note 1 applies.

k.         Approve that all existing parking and stopping restrictions on the south side of Worcester Street, commencing at a point 152 metres east of its intersection with Barbadoes Street and extending in an easterly direction for 6 metres to a point 158 metres east of its intersection with Barbadoes Street, be revoked. Note 1 applies.

Worcester Street (Barbadoes Street to Fitzgerald Avenue) – New Traffic Controls

l.          Approve the road marking changes, kerb alignment changes, and road surface changes, on Worcester Street, commencing from its intersection with Barbadoes Street and extending in an easterly direction for 342 metres to a point 27 metres west of its intersection with Fitzgerald Avenue, as detailed on Attachment A. Note 2 applies.

m.       Approve that a road hump be installed on Worcester Street at a point 155 metres east of its intersection with Barbadoes Street, as detailed on Attachment A. Note 2 applies.

Worcester Street (Barbadoes Street to Fitzgerald Avenue) – New Parking and Stopping Restrictions

n.         Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the north side of Worcester Street, commencing at a point 152 metres east of its intersection with Barbadoes Street and extending in an easterly direction for 6 metres to a point 158 metres east of its intersection with Barbadoes Street, as detailed on Attachment A. Note 2 applies.

o.         Approve that the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the south side of Worcester Street, commencing at a point 152 metres east of its intersection with Barbadoes Street and extending in an easterly direction for 6 metres to a point 158 metres east of its intersection with Barbadoes Street, as detailed on Attachment A. Note 2 applies.

Worcester Street (Latimer Square East to Barbadoes Street) – Speed Limit

p.         Approve that pursuant to Section 5 of the Christchurch City Council Speed Limits Bylaw 2010, speed limits be set as below in recommendation q and include the resulting changes in the Christchurch City Register of Speed Limits and Speed Limit Maps:

q.         Approve the speed limit on Worcester Street be set at 30 kilometres per hour commencing at a point 20 metres east of its intersection with Latimer Square East and extending in an easterly direction for a distance of 132 metres to 27 metres west of its intersection with Barbadoes Street.

r.          Approve that the speed limit change listed above, in recommendation q take effect when parking signage and/or road markings that evidence the restrictions described in the staff report are in place (or removed in the case of revocations).

Worcester Street (Barbadoes Street to Fitzgerald Avenue) – Speed Limit

s.         Approve that pursuant to Section 5 of the Christchurch City Council Speed Limits Bylaw 2010, speed limits be set as below in recommendation t and include the resulting changes in the Christchurch City Register of Speed Limits and Speed Limit Maps:

t.          Approve the speed limit on Worcester Street be set at 30 kilometres per hour commencing at a point 13 metres east of its intersection with Barbadoes Street and extending in an easterly direction for a distance of 317 metres to a point 39 metres west of its intersection with Fitzgerald Avenue.

u.         Approve that the speed limit change listed above, in recommendation t take effect when parking signage and/or road markings that evidence the restrictions described in the staff report are in place (or removed in the case of revocations).

NOTE: There are no traffic resolutions required for Antigua Street at the bridge.

 

3.   Reason for Report Recommendations Ngā Take mō te Whakatau

3.1       Background: Council has previously approved a series of 20 projects to improve cycle parking, accessibility and safety within the CBD. The projects concerned in this report are two of those with further detail below. These projects have a low level of impact on the CBD road network with minor intersection changes.

3.2       Worcester Street between Fitzgerald Ave and Manchester Street, as detailed in Attachment A.  Cyclists can currently exit / enter the CBD to the Rapanui Shag Rock Major Cycleway Route (MCR) via Worcester Street between Manchester Street and Fitzgerald Avenue on a wide, 50km/h speed limit road. The proposal is an interim solution to improve cycle safety on that link. Improvements are proposed to Worcester Street between Fitzgerald Ave and Manchester Street, being to create a 30 km/h shared road using sharrows and one speed hump such that cyclists on the Rapanui MCR can get more safely into the city. They will go along Worcester Street and across Latimer Square then follow Worcester Street to Manchester Street. The installation of the speed hump requires the removal of two on-street carparks

3.2.1   Advantages :

·     Provides an interim connectivity solution for cyclists between the CBD and the Rapanui / Shag rock MCR down Worcester St.

·     Introduces a safer and lower speed limit in line with speeds in other areas within the CBD.

·     Creates a safer environment for all road users.

3.2.2   Disadvantages :

·     Requires the removal of two on-street carparks.

·     Does not provide the more desirable long term solution, however there is provision for that in the LTP with construction funding in FY26  and FY27 -  Project ID 60236 Central City Projects - Worcester Street (Fitzgerald Ave to Madras Street).

3.3       Antigua Street north of the Bridge by the Boatsheds as detailed in Attachment B.  The Antigua Bridge is 4.35m wide, which is not desirable for a shared path in this location, but is sufficient. The path between the planter boxes on the north side narrows to 2.5m. This narrow section constrains the flow of pedestrians and cyclists creating safety issues.  The planter boxes are proposed to be modified (the Cancer Society who installed the planters have indicated they are happy for us to modify the planters) so that a shared pathway can be created with a width of at least 4.35m  being the same width as the bridge.

3.3.1   Advantages :

·     Cyclists will be encouraged to slow down using pavement markings and signage.

·     Will reduce the conflict between pedestrians, cyclists and scooters by giving all users more space.

3.3.2   Disadvantages :

·     The cycle display counter has to be moved but will still be still close to where it is.

·     The area of landscaping is reduced.

 

4.   Alternative Options Considered Ētahi atu Kōwhiringa

4.1       Worcester Street :

·   Do nothing :

·     This was not pursued as it did not give consideration to the current safety issues for cyclists travelling into town from the Rapanui cycleway.

·   On road cycle lanes :

·     While this potential treatment would provide a defined space for cyclists it was not pursued as it does not support a slow speed environment, or provide the desired level of safety improvements, and would require the removal of a significant amount of on street parking.

·   Separated cycle facility :

·     The scope of this project is for a low cost interim treatment until LTP funding becomes under project 60236 Central City Projects - Worcester Street (Fitzgerald Ave to Madras Street), which has construction funding allocated in FY26 and FY27.  This option would also remove most of the on street parking.

4.2       Antigua North of Bridge :

·   Do nothing :

·     This was not pursued as it does not give consideration to the safety of pedestrians and cyclists in the area.

·   Remove the planters completely

·     Full removal of the planters was not considered appropriate as it would have provided a very wide open area encouraging higher speeds for cyclists.  The planters are a memorial for cancer sufferers and the reduction is size of one planter is a compromise that the Cancer Society support.

·   Widen the bridge

·     Widening of the bridge or building a new one are both out of scope of this project and would not fit within the projects budget.

5.   Detail Te Whakamahuki

5.1       Community Views and Preferences Ngā mariu ā-Hāpori

5.1.1   Public Consultation Te Tukanga Kōrerorero

5.1.2   Worcester St Consultation Overview :

·     An information leaflet detailing the road changes was emailed to 35 key stakeholders, including cycling groups, emergency services and resident groups. The information leaflet with a copy of the plan was delivered to properties on Worcester Street between Manchester Street and Fitzgerald Avenue. 

·     Staff also had the consultation on our Have Your Say webpage. 

5.1.3   Feedback received :

·     Staff received 29 submissions between 16 February 2022 and 15 March 2022. The majority of submitters supported the changes (16), determined by the text of the responses being fully supportive. One response was strongly against and 12 generally supportive but wanting more enhancements. The question was not specifically asked regarding support or not.

5.1.4   Key Themes

Main comments made by submitters were:

·     Make the route a separated cycleway (14).

Response – This will be considered when this section is designed as part of the LTP project 60236 Central City Projects – Worcester Street (Fitzgerald Ave to Madras Street) which currently has funding from FY24 to FY27.

·     Put in more traffic calming measures such as, build-outs and speed humps (8).

Response – This will be considered when this section is designed as part of the LTP project 60236 Central City Projects – Worcester Street (Fitzgerald Ave to Madras Street) which currently has funding from FY24 to FY27.

·     Planting and trees (9).

Response – This will be considered when this section is designed as part of the LTP project 60236 Central City Projects – Worcester Street (Fitzgerald Ave to Madras Street) which currently has funding from FY24 to FY27.

·     Improve the connection to and from Latimer Square - straighten the dog leg going into the square, improve the kerbing to make the journey seamless and put in a raised platform to slow traffic (7).

Response - Further treatments will be considered when this section is designed as part of the LTP project 60236 Central City Projects – Worcester Street (Fitzgerald Ave to Madras Street) which currently has funding from FY24 to FY27.

·     Increase the duration of the green cycle light phase at the Madras Street and Worcester Street intersection (3).  

Response – This will be considered during detailed design.

·     Support the reduction in speed (3) (one did not).

Other comments included:

·     More education for cyclists and motorists on sharrows.

Response -Will work with Waka Kotahi and CCC’s Travel Demand Management Cycle Team on this.

·     If the new speed is to be implemented, more enforcement is needed.

Response – Staff will discuss this with CCC’s Police liaison officer.

·     Build slip ways at speed humps as by-passes for cyclists.

Response – This particular speed hump may require relocating and this will be considered when this section is designed as part of the LTP project 60236 Central City Projects – Worcester Street (Fitzgerald Ave to Madras Street) which currently has funding from FY24 to FY27.

5.1.5   Antigua St by Boatsheds Consultation :

5.1.6   Overview

·     Consultation was open between 15 February and 15 March 2022.

·     Staff consulted on this project and the Antigua Street cycleway project together, due to the strong connection from one area to the other for pedestrians and cyclists.

·     An information leaflet detailing the projects was emailed to 32 key stakeholders, including cycle groups, emergency services and CDHB.

·     The information leaflet was also hand delivered to businesses on Antigua Street between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street.

·     Staff shared the consultation through social media, an article on Newsline and on our Have Your Say page.

5.1.7   Feedback Received

·     Staff received 125 submissions. Of these, 95 submitters provided feedback about the proposed changes to Antigua Street footbridge. Of the 95, 62 were clearly in favour while the others were supportive but desired additional design features as outlined below. 

5.1.8   Key Themes :

Main comments made by submitters were:

·     The volume of cyclists and pedestrians on the bridge can cause congestion. Cyclists and pedestrians should be separated with a painted line (21).

Response: Staff checked with Waka Kotahi and the Traffic Control Devices Guideline Part 5. A centre line is permitted to go in and is at the discretion of the road authority. There are parts adjacent to Rolleston Ave which have this on the shared spaces. However, there is the risk that providing the line gives cyclists the impression that their space is clear and increases their speed, which we are trying to reduce. Furthermore, this area has a high number of infirm people and family groups sometimes accompanying people who are in hospital beds/terminally ill etc, so can require greater space. Most of all, there is plentiful evidence that the road markings are not adhered to by pedestrians and cyclists, so its value must be doubted at this location. Since the boat shed bridge has a picturesque look out and so a focal point for visitors and family groups, including young children, wheelchair users, people running for exercise, there is likely to be frequent non-compliance. Overall, providing a centre line would not add any value to improve safety here.

·     People on the bridge sometimes don’t know who has right of way. Provide clearer signage. Let users know they are entering a ‘slow zone’ (8).

Response: There is already clear signage that shows the area is shared space, in both directions. In addition it is proposed to paint the text ‘slow zone’ on either approach to bridge.

·     The bridge is not wide enough for pedestrians and cyclists. There should be a new second bridge (5), or the current bridge should be widened (4).

Response: Widening of the bridge or a new bridge is out of scope for this project.

·     The bike path should be extended on to Rolleston Avenue (5).

Response: Staff will refer this to the Transport Planning Team for consideration.

·     The planter should be removed entirely (4) and the other smaller planter should be narrowed (1).

Response: This planter was installed by the Cancer Society. We have permission to narrow the planter but not to remove it.

5.1.9   Additional feedback :

·     Some submitters commented on the Oxford Terrace/Antigua Street roundabout.

Response: This is not within the scope of this project and comments will be passed on to Transport Planning Team.

5.2       The decision affects the following wards/Community Board areas

5.2.1   Some aspects of these projects are within the Waikura Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board and these were delegated as follows:

5.2.2   Council Resolved on 11th November 2021, [CNCL/2021/00178]

·     That the Council:

Resolve that these three Central City cycling accessibility and parking projects are identified as metropolitan projects to assist with the decision making and delivery process:

a.         Rapanui MCR Connectivity from Fitzgerald Avenue to the Central City.

b.         Review shared path by Antigua Boat Sheds.

c.         Mitigate the safety risks associated with the tram tracks on Armagh Street from Rolleston Avenue to Colombo Street.

Delegate all decision making on these projects to the Urban Development and Transport Committee, consistent with the central city metropolitan area.

6.   Policy Framework Implications Ngā Hīraunga ā- Kaupapa her

Strategic Alignment Te Rautaki Tīaroaro

6.1       This report supports the Council's Long Term Plan (2021 - 2031):

6.1.1   Activity: Transport

·     Level of Service: 10.5.39 Increase the numbers of people cycling into the central city - ≥1,800 cyclists

Policy Consistency Te Whai Kaupapa here

6.2       The decision is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies.

Impact on Mana Whenua Ngā Whai Take Mana Whenua

6.3       The decision does not involve a significant decision in relation to ancestral land or a body of water or other elements of intrinsic value, therefore this decision does not specifically impact Mana Whenua, their culture and traditions.

6.4       These decisions only varies in a relatively minor way from the status quo.

Climate Change Impact Considerations Ngā Whai Whakaaro mā te Āhuarangi

6.5       This proposal does not have any significant effect upon carbon emissions and Climate Change, although the improvement to cycle and pedestrian linkages should encourage further active travel.

Accessibility Considerations Ngā Whai Whakaaro mā te Hunga Hauā

6.6       The effects of this proposal upon accessibility are expected to be low. The provision of crossing facilities will enable those with limited mobility opportunities to travel further on the pedestrian and cycle network.

7.   Resource Implications Ngā Hīraunga Rauemi

Capex/Opex Ngā Utu Whakahaere

7.1       Cost to Implement – The cost estimate to implement these two projects is estimated to be $166,150.

7.2       Maintenance/Ongoing costs – No change anticipated.

7.3       Funding Source - These projects are part of a package identified in the Council's Long Term Plan (2021 - 2031)- Cycle Facilities & Connection Improvements CPMS ID: 52228 with a budget in FY22 of $720,437. Waka Kotahi/NZTA subsidy has been approved.

Other He mea anō

 

8.   Legal Implications Ngā Hīraunga ā-Ture

Statutory power to undertake proposals in the report Te Manatū Whakahaere Kaupapa

8.1       The decision-making authority for decisions in relation to the scheme design in connection with Transport Metropolitan Significance projects sits with the Urban Development and Transport Committee.  As the Urban Development and Transport Committee are not meeting in April and May, the decision on this scheme will be made by Council.  It is the role of the Hearings Panel to consider and hear submissions and information provided by Council Officers, deliberate on those matters raised, and make recommendations to the Council as the final decision maker.

Other Legal Implications Ētahi atu Hīraunga-ā-Ture

8.2       There is not a legal context, issue or implication relevant to these decisions, beyond the normal decision-making considerations for the Council under the Local Government Act 2002.

9.   Risk Management Implications Ngā Hīraunga Tūraru

9.1       The inherent risks associated with these projects are considered to be low.

10. Next Steps Ngā Mahinga ā-muri

10.1    Following the Hearings Panel’s consideration of this report and submissions received, the Hearings Panel may seek further information of the project team, if it considers it necessary, and then report to Council for a decision on its recommended option.

10.2    Upon approval of the options, the project team will commence detailed design and construction.

 

 

Attachments Ngā Tāpirihanga

No.

Title

Page

a

22 303001  CBD Accessible project 1 Worcester St safety Scheme - Plan  MCR_RSR_S1_CO_9001-9002(2) Plans for Approval

15

b

21 1141918  CBD Assessible project 7 Antigua Boat Shed Scheme - Plan - Tg137401 - 2022_0124 for approval

16

 

 

Additional background information may be noted in the below table:

Document Name

Location / File Link

Nil

Nil

 

 

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance Te Whakatūturutanga ā-Ture

Compliance with Statutory Decision-making Requirements (ss 76 - 81 Local Government Act 2002).

(a) This report contains:

(i)  sufficient information about all reasonably practicable options identified and assessed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

(ii) adequate consideration of the views and preferences of affected and interested persons bearing in mind any proposed or previous community engagement.

(b) The information reflects the level of significance of the matters covered by the report, as determined in accordance with the Council's significance and engagement policy.

 

 

 

Signatories Ngā Kaiwaitohu

Authors

Sharon O'Neill - Manager Planning & Delivery Team

Clarrie Pearce - Senior Project Manager

Approved By

Sharon O'Neill - Manager Planning & Delivery Team

Michael Down - Finance Business Partner

Lynette Ellis - Head of Transport & Waste Management

Jane Davis - General Manager Infrastructure, Planning & Regulatory Services

  


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5.     Antigua Street Central City Cycleway Connection

Reference / Te Tohutoro:

22/292965

Report of / Te Pou Matua:

Richard Humm, Project Manager, Richard.humm@ccc.govt.nz
Ann Tomlinson, Senior Engagement Advisor, Ann.tomlinson@ccc.govt.nz
Barry Hayes, Senior Traffic Engineer, Barry.hayes@ccc.govt.nz

General Manager / Pouwhakarae:

Jane Davis, General Manager Infrastructure, Planning and Regulatory Services

 

 

1.   Purpose of the Report Te Pūtake Pūrongo

1.1       The purpose of this report on the Antigua Street Central City Cycleway Connection is to advise the Hearings Panel on the outcome of the consultation and engagement process and to inform it of the preferred option before it considers the views of submitters both oral and written.

1.2       The decisions in this report are low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.  The level of significance was determined by this project being the final connection to an existing cycleway and the direct level of pre engagement with affected business on Antigua Street.

1.3       The report requests that the Hearings Panel makes a recommendation to Council to approve the revised scheme design, as per Attachment A.  This includes:

1.3.1   Installing a separated cycleway;

1.3.2   Removal of  unrestricted parking spacing;

1.3.3   The installation of time restricted parking;

1.3.4   Changing the speed restriction from 50km/hr to 30 km/hr between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street.

2.   Proposed Officer Recommendations Ngā Tūtohu

That the Hearings Panel:

1.         Receives the information within, attached to this report, and considers the written and oral submissions made as part of the public consultation process.

That the Hearings Panel recommends that Council:

2.         Approves that any previously approved resolutions on Antigua Street from a point 10 metres north of its intersection with Saint Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction to its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue, pertaining to traffic controls (including the speed limit), parking restrictions and stopping restrictions, made pursuant to any Bylaw, to the extent that they are in conflict with the traffic controls, parking and stopping resolutions described in recommendations 5 and 7-29 below, are revoked.

3.         Approves that any previously approved resolutions on Halkett Street from its intersection with Antigua Street to its eastern road termination, pertaining to traffic controls (including the speed limit), parking restrictions and stopping restrictions, made pursuant to any Bylaw, to the extent that they are in conflict with the traffic controls, parking and stopping resolutions described in recommendations 6 and 30-32 below, are revoked.

4.         Approves the lane markings, kerb alignments, islands and road surface treatments on Antigua Street and Halkett Street, as detailed in Attachment A.

5.         Approves that the speed limit on Antigua Street from its intersection with Saint Asaph Street to its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue be set at 30 kilometres per hour.

6.         Approves that the speed limit on Halkett Street, from its intersection with Antigua Street to its eastern road termination, be set at 30 kilometres per hour. 

7.         Approves that in accordance with Clauses 5 & 21 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that a Shared Path for the use by pedestrians and by all other road users specified in clause 5 of the bylaw, be established on the east side of Antigua Street commencing at its intersection with Saint Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 205 metres, as detailed on Attachment A. All approved road users, using this shared path, must travel in a southbound direction except for pedestrians.

8.         Approves that in accordance with Clauses 5 & 21 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that a Shared Path for the use by all road users specified in clause 5 of the bylaw, except pedestrians, be established on the east side of Antigua Street commencing at a point 17 metres south of its intersection with Saint Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction to its intersection with Halkett Street, as detailed on Attachment A. All approved road users, using this shared path, must travel in a southbound direction.

9.         Approves that in accordance with Clauses 5 & 21 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that a Shared Path for the use by all road users specified in clause 5 of the bylaw, except pedestrians, be established on the east side of Antigua Street commencing at its intersection with Halkett Street and extending in a southerly direction to its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue, as detailed on Attachment A. All approved road users, using this shared path, must travel in a southbound direction.

10.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 18 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that a Special Vehicle Lane for the use of northbound cycles and wheeled recreational devices only, be established on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 19 metres, as detailed on Attachment A

11.       Approves that in accordance with Clauses 5 & 21 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that a Shared Path for the use by all road users specified in clause 5 of the bylaw, except pedestrians, be established on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at a point 10 metres north of its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 361 metres, as detailed on Attachment A. All approved road users, using this shared path, must travel in a northbound direction.

12.       Approves that in accordance with Clauses 5 & 21 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that a Shared Path for the use by pedestrians and by all other road users specified in clause 5 of the bylaw, be established on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at a point 10 metres north of its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Saint Asaph Street, as detailed on Attachment A. All approved road users, using this shared path, must travel in a northbound direction except for pedestrians.

13.       Approves that in accordance with Section 10.2 of the Land Transport Rule, Traffic Control Devices: 2004, that a Stop control be placed against Halkett Street at its intersection with Antigua Street, as detailed in Attachment A.

Turning restrictions

14.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 17 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, the right turn movement for all motorised vehicles and cycles be prohibited from the south approach of Antigua Street at its intersection with Saint Asaph Street.

15.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 17 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, the left turn movement for all motorised vehicles and cycles be prohibited from the north approach of Antigua Street at its intersection with Saint Asaph Street.

Parking restrictions

16.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles is prohibited at any time, on the east side of Antigua Street commencing at its intersection with Saint Asaph Street and extending in a southerly direction to its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue.

17.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles is prohibited at any time, on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 59 metres.

18.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the parking of vehicles be restricted to a maximum period of 120 minutes, on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at a point 59 metres north of its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 12 metres.

19.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles is prohibited at any time, on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at a point 71 metres north of its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 51 metres.

20.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the parking of vehicles be restricted to a maximum period of 120 minutes, on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at a point 122 metres north of its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 12 metres.

21.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles is prohibited at any time, on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at a point 134 metres north of its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 49 metres.

22.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the parking of vehicles be restricted to a maximum period of 120 minutes, on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at a point 183 metres north of its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 12 metres.

23.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles is prohibited at any time, on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at a point 195 metres north of its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 22 metres.

24.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the parking of vehicles be restricted to a maximum period of 120 minutes, on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at a point 217 metres north of its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 32 metres.

25.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles is prohibited at any time, on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at a point 249 metres north of its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 32 metres.

26.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the parking of vehicles be restricted to a maximum period of 30 minutes, on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at a point 281 metres north of its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 18 metres.

27.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles is prohibited at any time, on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at a point 300 metres north of its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 23 metres.

28.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the parking of vehicles be restricted to a maximum period of 30 minutes, on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at a point 323 metres north of its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 12 metres.

29.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles is prohibited at any time, on the west side of Antigua Street commencing at a point 335 metres north of its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Saint Asaph Street.

30.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles is prohibited at any time, on the north side of Halkett Street commencing at its intersection with Antigua Street and extending in an easterly direction for a distance of 8 metres.

31.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017 that the parking of vehicles be restricted to a maximum period of 10 minutes, on the north side of Halkett Street commencing at its intersection with Antigua Street and extending in an easterly direction for a distance of 12 metres.

32.       Approves that in accordance with Clause 7 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic & Parking Bylaw 2017, that the stopping of vehicles is prohibited at any time, on the south side of Halkett Street commencing at its intersection with Antigua Street and extending in an easterly direction for a distance of 49 metres.

General

33.       Approves that 53 trees are planted on Antigua Street between the intersection with Saint Asaph Street and its intersection with Moorhouse Avenue.

34.       Approves that the resolutions above, take effect when road markings and signs that evidence the restrictions, are in place, or, in the case of revocations, removed.

 

3.   Background Te Horopaki

3.1       The programme business case for the city-wide Major Cycle Routes programme places heavy reliance upon achieving full connections on completion of the programme into the central city (i.e. inside the 4 Avenues).

3.2       Quarryman’s Trail Major Cycleway route has been constructed from Halswell to Moorhouse Ave and the objective is to match it with a similar standard of separated cycle facility on Antigua Street from Moorhouse Ave to St Asaph Street. The new facility will look to focus on safety and accessibility for users of the cycleway facilities and pedestrians. The route must adequately connect to the Quarryman’s Trail Cycleway, and also be compatible with the general traffic functionality of Moorhouse Avenue as a Major Arterial corridor (ensuring traffic can easily avoid the central city for city-wide journeys), and at its northern end, the project will need to ensure adequate terminal arrangements are made with St Asaph Street where cyclist are catered for.

3.3       The intended nominal cross section for this project length is as intended by the Council adopted Streets and Spaces Design Guide for the Central City.

3.4       Public consultation was carried out from 15 February to 15 March 2022.

4.   Reason for Report Recommendations Ngā Take mō te Whakatau

4.1       To create safe connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians along Antigua Street between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street by the provision of separated cycle lanes.

4.2       To create a safe low speed environment consistent with similar areas of the central city.

5.   Alternative Options Considered Ētahi atu Kōwhiringa

5.1       Option - The Do Nothing approach

5.1.1   The do nothing option would mean that on completion of Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre  the  temporary traffic management would be removed and the road configuration would revert back to pre Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre layout. This would mean parking would be reinstated on both side of the road with no cycle lane and unrestricted parking. The do nothing option is not being recommend  as it does not meet the project objectives or provide any benefits to the wider community by not providing safe connections to the inner city,  and will not improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

 

5.1.2   Advantages

·     Does not use planned capital budget.

·     73 unrestricted parking spaces remain.

·     Maintenance costs remain the same.

·     Speed limit will remain at 50km/hr.

5.1.3   Disadvantages.

·     Lacks road features that support a safer speed environment.

·     Lacks attractive streetscape features such as landscaping, trees and paving improvements.

·     Lack of connection between the two separated cycleways.

·     No increased safety for cyclists.

·     No increased safety for pedestrians.

·     No safety improvement for other road users.

·     Parking turn over remains low.

·     Does not make use of the extra land given from Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre.

5.2       Option - Current Temporary Traffic Management Plan becomes a long term solution:

5.2.1   There is currently a temporary traffic management plan (TMP) in place on Antigua Street which provides an on road cycleway and speed restriction of 30km/h. This has been put in place as a temporary measure while the Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre is under construction. This has not been recommended as it does not meet the project objectives of improving safety and connectivity for all road users.

5.2.2   Advantages

·     Does not require all the budget capital budget 

·     73 unrestricted parking spaces remain.

·     Maintenance costs remain the same.

5.2.3   Disadvantages.

·     Lacks road features that supports a safer speed environment.

·     Lacks attractive streetscape features such as landscaping, trees and paving improvements.

·     Lack of connection between the two separated cycleways.

·     No increased safety for cyclists.

·     No increased safety for pedestrians.

·     Parking turnover remains low.

·     Does not make use of the extra land given from Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre.

5.3       Option 1 as per Attachment C

5.3.1   Option 1 is a separated cycleway in both directions. It allows for parking on both sides of the road and minor landscape enhancement. This is not the recommended option as safety for users of the cycleway on the east side of the road is reduced due to adjacent parked cars reducing inter visibility for cyclists.

5.3.2   Advantages

·     Maintains 47 parking spaces.

·     Improves off road cycle and pedestrian safety.

·     Introduces raised platforms and gateway features to support a slow speed environment.

·     Providing improved landscaping and 14 trees.

·     Connects pedestrian and cycle paths on Antigua Street between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street, giving connection to the Central City and other further communities.

·     Restricted car parks will create a higher parking turn over.

5.3.3   Disadvantages

·     Lower level of safety improvement for cyclists due to the number of driveways on the east side of the road and the adjacent carparks.

·     Minimal additional streetscape features such as landscaping, trees and paving improvements.

·     Loss of 26 unrestricted car parking spaces.

·     Restricted time parking may be considered by some as a disadvantage.

5.4       Option 1a as per Attachment C

5.4.1   Option 1a is similar to Option 1 however, increases landscaping area but reduces the number of on street car parks available. This is not the recommended option as safety for cyclists on the east side is reduced due adjacent parked cars reducing inter visibility.

5.4.2   Advantages

·     Maintains 27 parking spaces.

·     Improves off road cycle and pedestrian safety.

·     Introduces raised platforms and gateway features to support a slow speed environment.

·     Providing quality paving and surface treatment in footpaths and separator areas.

·     Providing improved landscaping and 30 trees.

·     Connects cycle paths on Antigua Street between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street, giving connection to the Central City and other further communities.

·     Restricted parking will create a higher parking turn over.

5.4.3   Disadvantages

·     Lower level of safety improvement for cyclists due to the number of driveways on the east side of the road and the adjacent carparks.

·     Loss of 46 unrestricted car parking spaces.

·     Restricted time parking may be considered by some as a disadvantage.

5.5       Option 2a (preferred Option) as per Attachment A

5.5.1   Option 2a is the recommended option. It includes the installation of a separated cycleway on both sides of Antigua Street between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street and pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities. This option removes parking from the east side of Antigua Street provides a significant improvement for cyclists over other options considered.  It provides a safe environment and better connectivity for all road users.

5.5.2   Advantages

·     Provides 17 on street carparks.

·     Improving off road cycle and pedestrian safety.

·     Connects cycle paths on Antigua Street between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street, giving connection to the Central City and other further communities.

·     Introducing raised platforms and gateway features to support a slow speed environment.

·     Providing extensive landscaping and 53 trees.

·     Providing quality paving and surface treatment in footpaths and separator areas.

·     Integrating a rain garden drainage strategy to improve efficiency of stormwater collection.

·     Including cycle stands and other urban design elements.

·     Restricted parking will create a higher parking turn over.

5.5.3   Disadvantages

·     Loss of 57 unrestricted car parking spaces.

·     Restricted time parking may be considered by some as a disadvantage.

5.6       Option 2b as per Attachment C

5.6.1   Option 2b is similar to the preferred option with a separated cycleway in both directions but also with a bi directional cycleway for a section just south of Antigua Street. This is not recommended as safety for cyclist is reduced for the section of bi-directional cycleway on the east side on Antigua Street as it crosses several vehicle entrances and can be confusing for motorists as they may not realise that the short section is bi directional and to check in both directions.

5.6.2   Advantages

·     Construction of safe pedestrian and cyclist crossing points.

·     Improving off road cycle and pedestrian safety.

·     Connecting pedestrian and cycle paths on Antigua Street between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street, giving connection to Central City and communities.

·     Introducing raised platforms and gateway features.

·     Providing extensive landscaping and trees.

·     Providing quality paving and surface treatment in footpaths and separator areas.

·     Integrating a rain garden drainage strategy to improve efficiency of stormwater collection.

·     Including cycle stands and other urban design elements.

·     24 restricted time carparks will create a higher parking turn over.

5.6.3   Disadvantages

·     Reduction in landscape areas and street trees compared to the preferred option (41 trees provided).

·     Loss of 49 unrestricted car parking spaces.

·     Reduced safety for cyclists compared to the preferred option.

·     Restricted time parking may be considered by some as a disadvantage.

·     Reduced opportunity for integrating a rain garden drainage strategy to improve efficiency of stormwater collection.

5.7       Multi Criteria Analysis

5.7.1   A Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA) was completed for the each design option (attachment D). Reviewing the design options through several different criteria such as:

·     Safety

·     Conflict with other road users

·     Directness

·     Connectivity

·     Parking provisions

·     Delays along route

·     Constructability

·     Comfort

·     Tress and Landscaping

5.7.2   The MCA was scored with percentage weighted attributes for each criteria. Each option was scored in this method.

6.   Policy Framework Implications Ngā Hīraunga ā- Kaupapa here

Strategic Alignment Te Rautaki Tīaroaro

6.1       This report supports the Council's Long Term Plan (2021 - 2031):

6.1.1   Activity:

·     Level of Service:  10.5.39 Increase the numbers of people cycling into the central city.

Policy Consistency Te Whai Kaupapa here

6.2       The decision is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies.

Impact on Mana Whenua Ngā Whai Take Mana Whenua

6.3       The decision does not involve a significant decision in relation to ancestral land or a body of water or other elements of intrinsic value, therefore this decision does specifically impact Mana Whenua, their culture and traditions.

6.4       These decisions only varies in a relatively minor way from the status quo.

Climate Change Impact Considerations Ngā Whai Whakaaro mā te Āhuarangi

6.5       This proposal does not have any significant effect upon carbon emissions and Climate Change, although the improvement to cycle and pedestrian linkages should encourage further active travel.

7.   Resource Implications Ngā Hīraunga Rauemi

Capex/Opex Ngā Utu Whakahaere

7.1       Cost estimate is based on the scheme design and estimate to implement this project is $3,713,067.

7.2       Funding Source - This project is identified in the Council's Long Term Plan (2021 - 2031)-  Antigua Stret Central City Cycleway Connection. CPMS ID: 59181 with a budget of $3,333,754.  Waka Kotahi/NZTA subsidy has been approved.

7.3       A reduction in the forecast cost is expected as the estimate contains a high level of contingency, and investigations are continuing during detailed design and providing more certainty on ground conditions.

7.4       If at final detailed design the forecast for completion exceeds the budget the project will not be tendered until additional funding is sourced or value engineering is applied to reduce costs so that it may be delivered within budget.

7.5       Maintenance/Ongoing costs - there will be an increase in costs due the install of new trees, shrubs, sump, raised platforms and cycleway markings. These costs are projected to be relatively immaterial and absorbed within existing operational budgets.

 

8.   Community Views and Preferences Ngā mariu ā-Hāpori

Public Consultation Te Tukanga Kōrerorero

Overview

8.1       Consultation was open between 15 February and closed 15 March 2022.

8.2       Staff consulted on this project and the Antigua Street footbridge project together, due to the strong connection from one area to the other for pedestrians and cyclists.

8.3       An information leaflet detailing the projects was emailed to 32 key stakeholders, including cycle groups, emergency services and CDHB.

8.4       The information leaflet was also hand delivered to businesses on Antigua Street between Moorhouse Avenue and St Asaph Street.

8.5       Staff shared the consultation through social media, an article on Newsline and on Council’s “Have Your Say” page.

8.6       Staff received 125 submissions for the two projects. Antigua Street cycleway connection project received 117 submissions and the Antigua Street footbridge proposed changes received 95 submissions. The majority of submitters commented on both projects with a small number commenting on just one.

Summary of Submissions Ngā Tāpaetanga

8.7       The majority of submitters supported the changes (84).

8.8       Key themes:

8.8.1   Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre access onto Antigua Street – safety and visibility (19).

·     The proposal will provide appropriate sight lines for drivers leaving the Parakiore facility

·     Whilst the proposed tree species has yet to be confirmed, it is intended that the associated trunk size will be relatively narrow and not hinder the driver’s perspective. There are trees proposed near the access points and some trees will be removed at these locations to increase safety further.

·     Staff are also working closely with Ōtākaro and will ensure that safety concerns regarding the exit from Parakiore is addressed through detailed design.

8.8.2   Antigua Street/St Asaph Street intersection – conflict point for pedestrians and cyclists and how we can make this safer and more efficient, phasing of traffic signals for further efficiencies (18)

·     This was identified as an important safety issue during scheme development. The proposal includes expanding the footpath areas on the north east and south east side of the intersection and changes to the marked layout. These changes will improve safety by reducing the risk of conflict between cyclists and pedestrians at this location.

·     The operation of the signal installation in terms of controller functions and configuration has been reviewed by a specialist independent consultant. The outcome was that the signals are already operating at their optimum levels of safety and further modifications would not be necessary.

 

8.8.3   Too many trees proposed which impacts on visibility for cyclists, drivers and pedestrians, could lower planting be considered, more parking could be made available with less trees (18).

·     The proposal has been modified to remove some trees to improve visibility between drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. This reduction in trees will not result in any increase in parking spaces.

·     Whilst the proposed tree species has yet to be confirmed, it is intended that the associated trunk size will be relatively narrow and not hinder the driver’s perspective.

8.8.4   Support the speed reduction to 30km/h (12)

8.8.5   Comments regarding pedestrian safety with cyclists currently using the footpath in some places (11).

·     This will be addressed with the cyclists being separated.

8.8.6   Would like the proposed cycleway wider than 2.2m (10).

·     The proposed cycleway width is consistent with national guidance for the levels of cycling demand.  There will be localised widening due to the adjacent low kerb which will provide additional opportunities to overtake in some locations.

8.8.7   Concern at the loss of parking and the remaining parking being time restricted (10).

·     Parking removal is required to allow for the separated cycleway and to provide clear sightlines and access ways.  The remaining parking has been made time restricted to allow for parking turnover for the local businesses and visitors to the hospital.  There is future parking planned in a number of areas within this part of the city. 

8.8.8   Support the new street trees (11).

8.8.9   Pedestrian and cyclist conflict north of St Asaph Street including safety concerns at the entrance to the CDHB parking building (10)

·     This is outside the scope of the project although it will be investigated for possible changes to markings or signage.

8.8.10 Emergency services

·     No concerns raised by any of the emergency services.

8.8.11 Staff received a small number of comments regarding ensuring the cycleway has a smooth surface, the left turn at Moorhouse Avenue and the raised platform at Halkett Street being either a pedestrian crossing or a signalised crossing.

9.   Details Te Whakamahuki

Decision Making Authority Te Mana Whakatau

9.1       The decision-making authority for decisions in relation to the scheme design in connection with Transport Metropolitan Significance projects sits with the Urban Development and Transport Committee.  As the Urban Development and Transport Committee are not meeting in April and May, the decision on this scheme will be made by Council.  It is the role of the Hearings Panel to consider and hear submissions and information provided by Council Officers, deliberate on those matters raised, and make recommendations to the Council as the final decision-maker.

 

Legal Implications Ngā Hīraunga ā-Ture

9.2       There is not a legal context, issue or implication relevant to this decision, beyond the normal decision-making considerations for the Council under the Local Government Act 2002.

Risks Ngā Tūraru

9.3         

RISK

RATING

CONSEQUENCE

MITIGATION

Metro sports facility 2.3m of land to transfer to CCC

Low

Late delivery of project.

Proactive and ongoing communications.

Criticism from business and property owners about loss of unrestricted parking

Low

Negative media, dissatisfied stakeholders

Proactive and ongoing communications and engagement about the benefits of an improved cycleway network and the restricted parking will create a higher turnover of parking availability.

There is a risk of increase costs when there are delays in the project design and project scheming. 

High

Project not delivered

To minimise risk and increased costs, estimates have been regularly updated to remain current.

 

Next Steps Ngā Mahinga ā-muri

9.4       Following the Hearings Panel’s consideration of this report and submissions received, the Hearings Panel may seek further information of the project team if it considers it necessary, and then reports to Council for a decision on its recommended scheme option and reduced speed. 

9.5       Upon approval of an option, the project team will commence detailed design.

9.6       It is anticipated that the construction of this project will commence towards end of 2022, subject to contractor availability and Covid-19 impact, Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre and the land transfer to CCC from Ōtākaro.

Attachments Ngā Tāpirihanga

No.

Title

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a

Scheme Design for Approval – TP358601

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b

Safety Audit - Scheme - Report - Antigua Street Cycleway - Moorhouse to St Asaph - Auditor Comment - Pdf Copy - 2021_1213

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c

MCA Scheme options

51

d

Multi Criteria Analysis

52

 

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance / Te Whakatūturutanga ā-Ture

Compliance with Statutory Decision-making Requirements (ss 76 - 81 Local Government Act 2002).

(a) This report contains:

(i)  sufficient information about all reasonably practicable options identified and assessed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

(ii) adequate consideration of the views and preferences of affected and interested persons bearing in mind any proposed or previous community engagement.

(b) The information reflects the level of significance of the matters covered by the report, as determined in accordance with the Council's significance and engagement policy.

 

 

 

Signatories / Ngā Kaiwaitohu

Authors

Richard Humm - Project Manager

Ann Tomlinson - Senior Engagement Advisor

Barry Hayes - Senior Traffic Engineer

Clarrie Pearce - Senior Project Manager

Approved By

Oscar Larson - Team Leader Project Management

Sharon O'Neill - Manager Planning & Delivery Team

Michael Down - Finance Business Partner

Lynette Ellis - Head of Transport & Waste Management

Jane Davis - General Manager Infrastructure, Planning & Regulatory Services

  


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6.     Volumes of Submissions

Reference / Te Tohutoro:

22/417227

Report of / Te Pou Matua:

David Corlett, Hearings and Committee Advisor,david.corlett@ccc.govt.nz

General Manager / Pouwhakarae:

Jane Davis, General Manager Infrastructure, Planning and Regulatory Services

 

 

1.   Purpose Te Pūtake Pūrongo 

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide the Hearings Panel with:

1.1.1   All submissions received on the Worcester Street and Antigua Street Central City Cycleway connections; and

1.1.2   A schedule of submitters who wish to speak to their submission during the hearings.

1.2       Attachment A contains a schedule of submitters who will speak to their submission during the hearings.

1.3       Attachment B contains a table of submissions from submitters who wish to be heard (in speaking order).

1.4       Attachment C contains a table of submitters who do not wish to be heard (including those submitters who originally wished to be heard, but no longer wish to be heard). Also included (in corresponding order) is a table with their submissions.

1.5       Note, that the Local Government Act 2002 requires, as one of the principles of consultation, that “the views presented to the local authority should be received by the local authority with an open mind and should be given by the local authority, in making a decision, due consideration” (section 82(1)(e)).

 

2.   Officer Recommendations Ngā Tūtohu

That the Hearings Panel:

1.          Accepts the written submissions, including any late submissions, received on the Worcester Street and Antigua Street Central City Cycleway connections.

 

 

Attachments Ngā Tāpirihanga

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Title

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Schedule of Submitters who wish to be heard

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b

Submissions from Submitters who wish to be heard

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c

Submissions from those who do not wish to be heard

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7.      Hearing of Submissions Ngā Tāpaetanga

 

Submitters who indicated that they wished to be heard in person will present to the Hearings Panel. A schedule of presenters can be found at the beginning of the Volume of “Heard Submissions”.

 

8.      Consideration and Deliberations Ngā Whaiwhakaaro me Ngā Taukume o Ngā Kōrero

 

At the conclusion of submitters being heard, the Hearings Panel will consider all submissions received on the proposal, and any additional information provided by submitters and Council Officers.

The Hearings Panel will then deliberate on the proposal.

 

9.      Hearings Panel Recommendations Ngā Tūtohu o Te Tira Tauaki

 

At the conclusion of deliberations the Hearings Panel will make a recommendation on the Worcester Street and Antigua Street Central City Cycleway Connections to the Council.